• Darnell Mooney

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  • 24
  • 172 lbs
  • 5' 11"
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by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Darnell Mooney - Week 7 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 7 at Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Darnell Mooney saw a team-high eight targets last week, finishing 5-45-1. It's his first touchdown of the season, but it continues a fairly productive season for Mooney. Surprisingly, Mooney currently leads the Bears in receptions (25) and receiving yards (306) this season. But every Bears receiver has a fairly limited ceiling as Chicago has three total receiving touchdowns on the year. Still, Mooney has appeal this week in a favorable matchup against the Bucs who are 30th in schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to wide receivers. We'd expect the Bears to lean more on the pass this game due to the Bucs' defense, making Mooney a solid WR2 in Week 7.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Darnell Mooney - Week 6 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 6 vs. Green Bay Packers

Darnell Mooney settled down in Week 5 after a 100-yard performance in Week 4. Mooney saw five targets, finishing 3-35-0. Mooney's had an up-and-down season as he's technically averaging 52.2 yards per game, but he's only actually hit that mark twice in five games. He also hasn't scored a touchdown this year, which limits his overall ceiling. He gets an OK matchup against the Packers this week, who are 17th in schedule-adjusted fantasy points allowed to wide receivers. Mooney will be a boom-or-bust WR3 option in Week 6 vs. Green Bay.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Darnell Mooney - Week 5 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 5 at Las Vegas Raiders

Darnell Mooney had a surprisingly productive game last week, finishing 5-125 on seven targets (he also had a carry for 10 yards). The reason that's surprising is that the Bears only had 209 total passing yards, meaning Mooney accounted for nearly 60% of the team's passing production in Week 4. It's also more receiving yards than he had in the three games prior (101). It's nice seeing Mooney more involved, and it may be a sign of things to come as Week 4 featured a new play caller for the Bears in Bill Lazor. We like Mooney as a lower-end WR3 this week in a tough matchup against the Raiders.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Darnell Mooney - Week 4 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 4 vs. Detroit Lions

Darnell Mooney had just one catch for nine yards last week as the Bears' offense struggled to gain any yardage. Mooney had been showing some promise, with 11 receptions through the first two games, but there's only so much you can do when your quarterback finishes the game with six total completions. We'd expect Mooney to return to being a high-reception, low-yardage receiver this week against the Lions. He should be viewed as a WR4 play in PPR formats this week.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Darnell Mooney - Week 3 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 3 at Cleveland Browns

Darnell Mooney is off to a decent start in PPR leagues, seeing seven targets in Week 1 and eight targets in Week 2. He was more productive in the second game, finishing 6-66. Interestingly enough, Mooney saw exactly four targets each from Andy Dalton and Justin Fields, so a change at quarterback shouldn't affect him too much heading into Week 3. It's also worth noting for the second game in a row, Mooney led all receivers in offensive snaps played. As we head into Week 3, we like Mooney to have another high-reception, lower-yardage game in a favorable matchup against the Browns. He should be viewed as a low-end WR3 or solid WR4 play in PPR leagues.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Darnell Mooney - Week 2 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 2 vs. Cincinnati Bengals

Darnell Mooney finished 5-26 on seven targets in Week 1, which isn't awful news overall. The 26 yards are a tough pill to swallow, but it was somewhat expected in a tough matchup against the Rams. The positives to take away are the seven targets, and the fact Mooney played 100% of the offensive snaps, the only non-offensive line Bears player to do so. Mooney is definitely involved in this offense, so his numbers should improve in better matchups, which he gets in Week 2. The Bengals gave up the third-most (tied) receiving yards to WRs in Week 1. Mooney comes in as a low-end WR3 or decent WR4 play in Week 2.

by Jordan Heck

CHI WR Darnell Mooney - Week 1 Fantasy Football Outlook

Week 1 at Los Angeles Rams

Darnell Mooney is in for an interesting season. He showed promise last year as a rookie, finishing with over 600 yards and he enters this year listed as a starter after the departure of Anthony Miller. Mooney draws a tough Week 1 matchup against the Rams, who gave up the fewest passing yards and passing touchdowns a year ago. When Mooney faced the Rams in 2020 he finished 3-40 on seven targets. We like Mooney as a WR4 or WR5 this week.

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